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  1. 18 points
    New pic of the R211 mockup in Japan... This thing looks SHARP as hell
  2. 15 points
    Your comments are disgusting. In the 21st century, people with disabilities continue to be shut out of the system, and I for one agree with the judge. The seems to have plenty of money for unnecessary mezzanines, but they refuse to find the money to make their stations accessible. Disgusting!!
  3. 14 points
    Galaxy brain solution: Get rid of the door
  4. 14 points
    The aggressiveness, immaturity and ignorance of some people on this forum is astounding...
  5. 13 points
    It’s that time!!!! The all new Insider Guide @ TTMG is live and in effect! Myself along with @The Real have relaunched the iconic TTMG blog with a new flavor! You are are not ready for this! Standby for a string of exclusives, the way only we can do it! The roster has also been merged into the new platform as seen linked above! The Original Administrators are back!!! Welcome to the next gen of “Real news!” The new TTMG. “We Know Transit” Lets go!!!! http://ttmg.org/insidersguide
  6. 13 points
    I juts love how everyone expects public transit to create profits while highway systems routinely have huge subsidies to avoid even bigger losses.
  7. 12 points
    Haven't had to do a multi-page purge in a while. Yay me. While the average member age leans younger, a certain degree of maturity is expected from everyone here on this forum. If that cannot be done, posting privileges can and will be restricted without warning. Civil discourse is very much welcome here; immature name-calling and other related nonsense is not tolerated.
  8. 11 points
    New strategy for hunting R179s on the ? Just tweet @NYCTSubway, lol
  9. 10 points
    Yet you're passing this off as a fact....how exactly do you know that they were in bad shape? Even the folks down at the ceremony who have driven and worked on those buses have said that these buses could've lasted for a couple more years.....the frames of those buses were in good shape, so they could have taken more abuse. What made them look bad was just their appearance, that was it. Hell, there were groups of people that preferred those over the low floors(i.e M66 & M72 passengers that complained about the lack of space in the low floors). And a bus shouldn't last as long as an RTS, Fishbowl or any of our old high floors have? I don't think you understand what that means. It's a testament to how well those buses have performed on our messed up streets 24/7/365 during their lifetime. We'd be surprised if any of our low floor buses can last as long as any of those. If they're still in good shape structurally and mechanically after their 12-15 year retirement schedule, they can keep on trucking, and the RTS has technically been the only fleet that has consistently proven that time and time again. Yes, obviously, they needed to go, they were here for 5-10 years longer than they should have been. But they have proven time and time again that they were made for New York City and they were the true workhorses of this city, whether people like it or not. -EDIT- Also, why do you have two accounts?
  10. 9 points
  11. 9 points
    The question was specifically "when was the first air conditioned bus first placed into regular service". It didn't ask "when New Yorkers began to experience air conditioned buses" [i.e. in earnest], or when most of the fleet was air conditioned, or how well or how many of them worked. So even with that first experimental unit, it did go into "regular service", and so was the "first air conditioned bus placed into regular service".
  12. 9 points
    If you nearly pissed yourself after reading a post on the internet, you've got other problems, Mr. apprentice supervisor Right... SBS is a service type.... OMNY is a fare payment method.
  13. 9 points
    Above Future ENY OP's pay grade huh?? Alright, chump... Explain... and prove.... in detail.... with specificity, how you come to the benchmark & conclusion that FP "needs" exactly 219 buses & Flatbush "needs" around 250.... Go on, Mr. C.E.NO.... Clock's ticking.....
  14. 9 points
    "The Impeachment" has a nice ring to it.
  15. 8 points
    As of 7:30 AM this morning, #3965 was on the Q32 blocking traffic on 2nd Av while coming off the Queensborough Bridge.
  16. 8 points
  17. 8 points
    SI is trying hard to get on par with the rest of the city:
  18. 8 points
    Pot, meet kettle. If you can't take someone calling you out, perhaps you're the one who shouldn't be here on the forum.
  19. 8 points
    @RR503 https://jalopnik.com/subway-commute-disrupted-by-clogged-toilet-1834841477 Subway Commute Disrupted by Clogged Toilet Aaron Gordon This morning, some New York City subway commuters experienced an all-too-common occurrence (although less so than it used to be): delays during rush hour. The reason given by the official New York City Transit Twitter account was that nature called upon the train crew. Indeed, New York City’s trains are operated by humans, and humans sometimes poop. Normally, when a member of a train crew has to number 2, they either hold it in until they get to the terminal—where they will then have enough time to take a bathroom break between train runs—or, if they absolutely cannot wait, hold the train in the station as they go to the nearest bathroom. (Yes, the New York City subway has bathrooms in stations. Yes, you should avoid them at all costs.) But today’s rush-hour delay was not an instance of a train crew needing to run to the nearest bathroom. This delay was because of a clogged toilet. You see, it wasn’t the train crew that needed to go to the bathroom, but the tower operator that controls the switches, and they couldn’t use the one in the tower. To understand how one clogged toilet caused delays on five train lines, here’s a quick primer on how the subway works: Most of the subway lines intersect and overlap, moving between lines at particular junctions. For the lines in question (the A, C, E, F, and M lines), many of the switches, which move to send the trains on the appropriate track, are operated by humans in a control tower. And sometimes, those humans in the control tower have to poop. Normally, tower operators needing to use a toilet is not an issue; there’s a bathroom in the tower they can use. (Sometimes, if your train is unexpectedly running local for no discernible reason, it may be because the tower operator had to retire to the throne for a minute so they put the switch to local service for the time being). But, at the Port Authority tower, which controls the switches most critical to the C and E lines, has had a clogged toilet for three days, according to a source familiar with the stench, as well as screenshots from a Facebook group obtained by Jalopnik. So, in this case, the tower operator had to meander into the station itself to find relief. Without a tower operator at the helm, trains can’t run up the local track (the C and E trains) due to the particulars of how that switch works. Further, there’s no one to send the northbound E’s to Queens instead of up 8th Avenue. That’s why NYCT had to divert trains while the tower operator hit the head, instead of merely announcing “delays” on the line, which is what happens when the crews on the train have to run into the station to answer nature’s call. Maybe there was something in the water at the employee lounge though, because a train crew on the same line needed to run to the bathroom at Jay St-Metrotech in Brooklyn, according to the source and confirmed by screenshots viewed by Jalopnik. Anyways, the lesson here is that New York City Transit employees are subject to the same indignities—if not more of them—than riders are due to the inadequacies of the bureaucracy to address our species’ most basic issues. Just ask the people working in the Port Authority tower, showing up to work to make sure you get to work on time... but also have to smell clogged shit for three days and counting. The MTA did not respond to a request for comment before publication. We will update this story if we hear anything back, including on the status of the Port Authority tower toilet.
  20. 7 points
    Undercovers (on the subway) is what kept farebeating at very low levels during the 80's & the earlier part of the 90's... Now the only thing you see undercovers on the subway, are bums.... I'm all for deploying undercover cops on buses.... Shit's gotten way too out of hand (talking about skipping the fare in general, not just on the Bx12 route)..... I shouldn't have to feel like a f**kin' sucker when I engage in doing something called actually paying the fare....
  21. 7 points
    What the MTA Inspector General should be doing is pulling up to these depots unannounced and demanding to inspect the premises.
  22. 7 points
    If that bus was at Gun Hill until recently, I'd hardly be surprised.
  23. 7 points
    Perhaps an express bus to Aqueduct Racetrack will be in the works as part of the Queens Redesign.
  24. 7 points
    This was on the Q70 SBS earlier today
  25. 7 points
    Been really busy this month so I did not take alot of subway photos. Here's a few I managed to take though so enjoy. 5/19/2019 5/27/2019 A portrait on the train. And older flashback photos. Forever Photography
  26. 7 points
    Why everybody keep separating limited with SBS?..... SBS is limited and the word limited will be replace. Today on sb44+ I pulled out one of the 7600’s sbs46+ buses to operate on the sbs44 and the announcement display screen had the exact words printed, “Welcome Aboard B44 SBS to Limited Sheepshead Bay” <—— clearly. Bus 7650 was unwrap from sbs scheme to local scheme because it will be place on local service. A few 7600’s is due for unwrapping soon and YES sbs46 will have artics running on the line soon and I wouldn’t be surprise if it starts this summer pick but we shall see. At the moment some of the bus stops on Utica ave has been modify or are currently under construction for longer and lower platform for artic buses. I just want everyone to understand, that teal blue on sbs is the brand theme that MTA will keep to identify a sbs bus and thats not changing anytime soon. Lets stop thinking out of the box and focus whats there now especially changing a theme or scheme color is the last thing on transit agenda.
  27. 7 points
    Excuse me?!?! You are NOT authorized to change the signs Nor have the key! I hope you’re not the one Vandalizing the R32’s.
  28. 7 points
    Maybe the folks at Columbia and Cornell can figure something out.
  29. 7 points
    Weren’t YOU the one ranting and raving and swearing that CI was getting R46’s and the and we’re getting R32’s... now you’re going along with what Transit had been planned since The first 8-car sets of R179’s we’re coming in.
  30. 6 points
    And the first station to get OMNY installed outside of the pilot is 51 Street on the ... Currently the three turnstile banks in the photos (52nd uptown & 51st both sides) have the bases installed and the other entrances in the complex do not.
  31. 6 points
    I'll put it this way... If you kept taking them down & passing them around, there'd be no more bottles of beer on the wall.... Downtown Brooklyn is a CBD... If there's to be any mega bus terminal of sorts, it should be IN that part of Brooklyn, not on the fringe of the neighborhood.... The aim is to transport people directly there with as few modes as possible.... Exacerbating people's commutes/commuting times via blatantly forcing xfers is what this simplistic nitwit is supporting - and on top of it, claims that riders' commutes would still be direct - all predicated off the lie that people are not riding buses "directly" into the heart of Downtown Brooklyn..... Talk about doubling down on stupid.
  32. 6 points
    QFB - Quoted for Bull Shit. Try telling all the people filling up B41's, B103's, B61's, and the Downtown-Ridgewood routes that crap about ridership being very light. This is what happens when you piggyback off other people's shit & attempt to formulate an opinion of your own... It gets exposed real easy..... You clearly don't know what the f*** you're talking about....
  33. 6 points
    But is he anti-car? I don't pedestalize. or otherwise follow/peruse this character's material nearly enough... Anyway, to what you're asking me here though, Well yes - if we're being pragmatic about the matter... To expect everybody to get around by way of public transportation is utopic... The personal vehicle is just as necessary as (making strides to better) public transit, whether any of these [pro-transit, anti-car] folks like it or not.... I wouldn't want to live in a city where there's a complete dependency by all its inhabitants on public transportation.... I refuse to deal with anti's on either side of the spectrum, as quite frankly, their talking points are too rooted in theoretics....
  34. 6 points
    http://www.mta.info/press-release/nyc-transit/mta-new-york-city-transit-modernize-service-status-notices-new-additional Seven New Categories of Subway Status, Provided on Line-by-Line Basis, Will Help Riders Better Plan Their Trips MTA New York City Transit announced today that starting this week, as part of an ongoing commitment to provide more transparent and useful information to the riding public, the “Service Status” notices on mta.info and on other channels will provide a much deeper level of detail, with seven new categories of service status conveyed on a line-by-line basis. In the system being retired, there are only several broad categories, and multiple subway lines are grouped together by corridor, making it difficult to tell at a glance exactly what line is impacted in what manner. “New Yorkers live in the ‘right now’ and deserve helpful information in the moment so they can make the right choices about their travel,” said NYC Transit President Andy Byford. “These changes provide customers targeted, at-a-glance information to help them quickly understand exactly what’s happening on their line. It’s always our goal to improve the quality of our real-time information and this is another step forward in that ongoing process.” In an effort led by the recently established chief customer officer, Sarah Meyer, NYC Transit has been working hard to enhance the information provided to help customers assess their options when planning their trips, on multiple channels such as mta.info, Twitter, car and station announcements, and station signage. As the agency gets more robust real-time data from modernizing train technologies, not only will service continue to improve but so will the usefulness of information provided to customers as they plan their travel. The new language will describe the specific changes being made to train service on an individual line basis. For example, instead of reading “Service Change” for the lines, the Service Status Box will use categories such as “Part Suspended,” “Trains Rerouted” or “Express to Local” and show exactly what line is impacted in that manner. In the system being retired, the only labels describing service issues are “Delays,” “Service Change,” and “Planned Work.” These broad labels are applied to subway lines grouped by their central business district corridors (or “trunk lines”), for example the , the , the , or the . This makes it hard to know at a glance if one’s line is affected in locations where it diverges from other lines, or if service is affected on express or local tracks or both. Individual line-by-line status is available on the myMTA app and the beta new.mta.info, but will be upgraded this week with the new service status categories. Starting after the evening rush on Monday, June 3, the following new categories of service status will be used on the Service Status Box and on other channels, and conveyed on an individual line-by-line basis. Part Suspended - Situations where a major disruption causes multiple stations to lose service in either direction. This could apply when a line is split in half or service ends before a train’s normal terminal. Trains Rerouted - Situations when a train is sent over a different route than it normally travels for that time of day. For example, if the goes over the , not the going over the . Local to Express - Situations when a train that normally runs local uses the express track on its normal route. Express to Local - Situations when a train that normally runs express uses the local tracks on its normal route. Stations Skipped - Situations where trains continuously skip a station in one direction or come through a station without stopping. For example this could be used for police activity or medical assistance but not typical skips/holds to help keep the train on schedule. Slow Speeds - Situations where trains move at slower than normal speeds but make all their normal stops. This would be used in situations where workers are on the tracks or we conduct track inspections. Multiple Impacts - Situations where multiple status options apply to a single disruption or multiple disruptions impact a line. These new categories were developed based on customer feedback and international best practices. This is an ongoing modernization and NYC Transit will continue to refine this and other customer information based on further experience and public input. Nick Sifuentes, executive director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign, said: "As any straphanger knows, good communication with riders is critically important during service disruptions. Subway service is getting better, but even on the most modernized systems, delays and breakdowns are inevitable. As the MTA works to reduce delays, this new approach to customer communication is a good step to help riders understand what’s going on and how to adjust their commutes when service interruptions happen.” Ben Fried, communications director of TransitCenter, said: “Good transit communication is all about giving riders information that speaks directly to them. The MTA's new service notice format is a step forward and we think riders will appreciate the added specificity as they plan their trips.” Danny Pearlstein, policy and communications director of Riders Alliance, said: "When trains aren't running normally, few things are more frustrating than not know what's going on. By adding more detail to its service announcements, the MTA is taking a step forward in its communications with riders. Especially with the changes that will be required to fix the subway, it's valuable for the MTA to give riders more information, through more channels, to help New Yorkers plan our trips." MTA service status box for subways
  35. 6 points
    Swindling fake OMNY cards..... SMFH There's a dude over by Jay st - Metrotech subway (Jay/Willoughby entrance) trying to get 50 bucks a pop from up off people by selling fake OMNY cards.... Dread' (dreadhead) - I'd put him at 5'10, 175, in his mid 20's or so..... F***ing hustlers everywhere looking to get a leg up on any sucker out here.... Second straight sunday I've seen the MF'er too.....
  36. 6 points
    it's been said a million times. hardheads aren't listening. it's really distracting for individuals attempting to find pertinent information in a simplistic fashion. it's becoming a turn off to even attempt to read this & other threads because some knucklehead wants sequencial unit number assignments when it's been explained over and over and over that they don't do "business" that way. create a fantasy roster thread and hush. Jesus Christ.
  37. 6 points
  38. 6 points
    No one is saying it must all be done at once. The problem is that boatloads of money is being spent to renovate these stations and time and time again, the MTA has somehow gotten away with not installing elevators, even for stations that have essentially been rebuilt from the ground up, which should violate the ADA waiver the MTA received back in the '90s. The glacial pace of elevator installation has to come to an end because riders are tired of it. Not just disabled riders, but also the elderly and people who are able-bodied but need elevators for strollers, carriages, etc. Obviously, this will not be a cheap expense, perhaps the MTA and the city need to look at having more private developers install these elevators for incentives. Right now, three stations are receiving elevators to the platforms as part of nearby developments. This definitely needs to be looked into further, especially as areas along transit lines gentrify. We simply cannot throw up our hands and say that it's too expensive, therefore we can't do it. Also, and more germane to the opening post, adding elevators as part of the renovation costs will more than likely be less expensive than doing the station renovation and elevator installation separately. There are definitely going to be stations that are more difficult to provide full accessibility than others. Nevins St is an example of this, but that's not as big of an issue right now because DeKalb Av is literally right around the corner. The Lexington Ave platforms at Union Square will prove to be another challenge due to the gap fillers and the curved layout, but as long as other nearby stations can be made fully accessible first, it's not as big of a concern. The issue is that we cannot continue to use the age of the system as an excuse to not install elevators. There's absolutely no reason why most of Brooklyn and Queens are such accessibility deserts in 2019. The agency can tackle the harder stations at a later point, but it needs to seriously look into closing some of the accessibility gaps in the system. Even given the planned expansion of full accessibility in the next five years or so, most of South Brooklyn will remain inaccessible, as will most of the Jamaica line and every local stop along Queens Blvd. For the record, I'm glad Byford is seriously taking this into account as part of his pitch for better transit, but my concern is that he doesn't make the final decisions here. I'm worried that, like with a lot of his ideas, he's going to get sidelined again.
  39. 6 points
    Actually, there are trains that run from Penn Station to Atlantic Terminal, and have done so for about 100 years. They are the and trains. I do wonder how they get to track 21 at Penn... Maybe they’re going to open a new track connection
  40. 6 points
    If the subway station is actually incapable of hosting an elevator, then the least the MTA could do is produce a detailed EIS-type document stating what they analyzed and how they got to that conclusion, instead of poo-poohing the whole thing and saying "but muh grandfather clause!" The MTA doesn't do this, because they don't actually give a shit.
  41. 6 points
    In Manhattan, New York.
  42. 6 points
    He might get one last big hoorah from me this month, as I have a few words for him and the board about express bus service.
  43. 5 points
    Ulmer Park getting in on the Oatly ad action... I just wish they used the rear size that SEPTA uses for their Xcelsiors. This is mad tiny.
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    LGA/JFK/BP consistently had shortage issues so they were also transferred to help resolve those issues.
  46. 5 points
    BOTH are jackass ideas, Jackass. - One involves the use of a circulator, who's usage would be 100% reliant on anyone coming off the subway & ALL of the buses that would be bastardized to have them truncated to terminate at Barclays... Dumping thousands upon thousands of people that are coming off of a myriad of bus routes throughout all of Brooklyn at Barclays is NOT "good", nor sustainable for the short OR any long term...... - The other idea involves the use of a 100% redundant circulator that much of no one would use, with the current bus routes still intact..... ....and f*** your punk ass link. He actually believes that induced turnover amounts to direct access .... Much like his existence, I needed a good laugh.
  47. 5 points
    LOL... The is NOT a private company. It is a PUBLIC agency, and it cannot declare bankruptcy. NY State law prohibits that. http://secondavenuesagas.com/2011/01/25/why-the-mtas-debt-problem-matters/ Any sort of allowancd would mean a financial disaster for our local and regional economy. Too much on the line...
  48. 5 points
    you got fans bro
  49. 5 points
    Ok town hall update: First of all, Andy and the entire MTA team took the from 2 Broadway to the meeting. They got stuck in the same mess that I do everyday and had to wait a while for a train which is good cause they could have just as easily driven and not experienced our commute first hand. To quote Byford, "I know it. I've experienced it. The is not one of our best performers." [loud applause followed] Now on to proposals that came up in the questions: to Bay Ridge "Anything is possible" "We will look into it since you've mentioned it so much" cautioned that there may not be enough rolling stock at the moment to run a supplementary service to Bay Ridge but it is something on Andy's radar and they will take a look at 4th Av operations as a whole once the express tracks reopen in July. Splitting the in Lower Manhattan "I never say no to a suggestion" "We'll add that one to the list" Also noted that subway lines are like the buses in that routes developed over time but may not best serve the current population. Said that he was willing to take a look at changing established services like the due to the volume of complaints he has received. Also specifically mentioned that interlines spread delays throughout the system and that he and his team are looking at a deinterlining plan (paging @RR503) He specifically mentioned the and as the first routes being looked at. In the meantime they will continue the Save Safe Seconds campaign on the line and they will heavily monitor it's performance. With regard to accessibility: Bay Ridge-95 St: design 86 Street: construction, opening next summer 59 Street: construction, opening 2021 36 Street: Fast Forward priority station They are in talks with developers along 4th Avenue through Park Slope about paying for ADA for other stations in exchange for height bonuses.
  50. 5 points
    LMAOOOOOOO What's even funnier is they actually gave him an answer
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